Kevin Leroy: Sketch #2 WIP Portal

Dang lol that’s alot of stuff going on. Thanks for sharing. I’ll try sorting things out and see if that works for me.

Also, I just realized there’s two types of values. The regular one (which I’ve been using) and the one with properties (correct one). Thanks for pointing that out as well! Haha

Ah yes, I almost never use the regular one, only the properties one. I like having as many options in my materials as possible at my disposal. :slight_smile:

Feel free to message me if you have any more questions !

Okay, I isolated the part that’s supposed to be animated. The problem is that the panner either shoots really fast (0.05) or doesn’t move much (0.04). Not sure what’s going on with the values. It pans, but its acting weird.

Looks like the problem is that the 2nd frame after 0 jumps to 5 suddenly. No matter what I do it always jumps to 5 even though the curves are completely flat… Am I missing something? Or is this some kind of bug?

Interesting. I don’t have an answer to this. This is basically the same setup I have, and it’s working on my end. One thing to know though, is that if you have SF open, it’ll render twice as fast in your editor. But I doubt that’s the issue you’re having now. :confused:

Also, little update on the effect. I’m a bit out of ideas about it, now. :stuck_out_tongue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRlsR2Z9Iu8

Changelog:

  • Modified crystal UVs
  • Added a beam at the end
  • Added big beam at opening
  • Changed runes pattern
  • Modified Timing a bit
  • Added maze pattern on activation (radial)
  • Plus a few tweaks

Also, a little “key moments” screenshots, for those interested:

Feedback welcome. :slight_smile:

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Wowww! Looks so good man! The shards are a lot more successful to me with this new version. Only thing that sticks out for me right now is the beam of light. It caught me off-guard just because it is so powerful. The timer helps me understand that something is going to happen, but it may benefit from something else to indicate an increase in energy that is about to explode. It works, it just needs a proper buildup to that moment. In my head thinking lux’s R is a great example of that. You get a real sense of what is about to happen with the timing of elements. Adding a secondary buildup of some sort could help solve that imo ^^.

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Thanks a lot! I’ll try that for the next update then. :smiley:

By the way talking about Lux… This is a bit out of subject, but I would appreciate some feedback on this Lux Ultimate I made some time ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MelZY_2hbKM

If you do provide some feedback, please do so by mp, so that this thread does not go off-topic. :slight_smile:

Update time!

Thanks to @PetrieTheWild, I updated the timing a bit, and it should feel better now:
https://youtu.be/YcKmEUW45vo

Also corrected some of the colors and values.

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Looking great mate! The only things I’d change are:

  • The line where the ring spawns from looks too round and soft, I’d make it tighter and square-ish, and make it disappear as soon as the ring completes.
  • The ring itself - I’d only use the pattern on it after the portal spawns. I really like this look, so I’d keep it until the ring completes:
  • When the portal shatters towards the end you have very few large shards and a lot of tiny ones, and nothing in between, and it spawns from the very center. I’d make the emitter larger, put some more medium sized shards in there and a few chaotic small ones.
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Thanks a lot for the valuable feedback! :slight_smile:
I should be able to test and make those tweaks this weekend. I’ll post a new video when it’s done. :smiley:

And Update time! I don’t think I’ll touch it again, and if I do, it’d probably just be tweaks. :slight_smile:

https://youtu.be/4Leo3d1vek8

Thanks to everyone for your very valuable feedback! :slight_smile:

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:heart_eyes: Can I just jump into it! Lovely work Sirhaian. Gotten so much better from the first draft! :smiley:

beautiful work mate!

just keeps getting more awesome with each update!

Thanks, @veer, @Bruno and @Lee! :slight_smile:

Very well done, Kevin! Really nice amount of subtle detail. I love how the shards evolved from the 1st iteration to the last.

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Thanks a lot to everyone! :slight_smile:

Also, my good resolution for 2017 is to share my Unity stuff publicly, and I’ll start with this Portal. Here’s a Unity package that contains everything you need to play it: meshes, shaders, textures, etc. Keep in mind I did not do an optimization pass on it, so shaders are not really the best, and some textures could definitely be in lower resolutions… So if you plan to use the resources for an actual game/project, make sure you optimize them first. :slight_smile:

To play the animation, just press the space bar. :slight_smile:

PortalSketch_KevinLeroy:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3Bfedl1A0KKTDlxcHp5ZG9hTWs

And as a small bonus, here’s my current VFX for Hextech Anivia’s ultimate, directly derived from the Portal:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3Bfedl1A0KKazg5dnU4QUM1eEk

You’re free to use the resources there for whatever reasons. Feel free to tell me if you use them, though, or if you have a problem with them. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Just wanna pop in and say thanks for the initiative for sharing your work, I will totally be looking into this!

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omg … thanks for sharing this awesome piece of work bro :slight_smile: there is alot to learn for me.
God bless you

and Happy New Year Everyone. :slight_smile:

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No problem at all! If that can help anyone, then I think it’s best to share it. :slight_smile:

And yes, Happy New Year! :smiley:

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Thanks for share this,it‘s awesome. Looking forward to more works & tutorials:heart_eyes:

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